It has been confirmed that Motorola XOOM 3G owners will begin receiving emails from Motorola or Verizon detailing how to upgrade their device to 4G LTE, though the advancement won?t happen until September.
Originally rumored to occur in May, this upgrade to LTE has been a long time coming. Despite already passing through the FCC, the LTE upgrade will apparently take a month to go into effect.
Verizon claims the process will take approximately six business days and users must send their Xoom to Motorola so the chip may be inserted into the device. Previously Motorola claimed it would provide free FedEx shipping, though the company hasn?t confirmed this promise in the recent weeks.
While owners of the Motorola XOOM 3G will have to wait another month for an upgrade to 4G, those who purchase the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 will be on the fast network immediately, as a 4G LTE version of the 10.1-inch tablet will be available tomorrow, July 28.
Two different 4G LTE-supported models of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 will be accessible to customers, one with 16GB of storage and the other with 32GB, priced at $529.99 and $629.99, respectively. Both are priced after a two-year customer agreement. Users can also opt for the mobile broadband data plans, which offer 2GB for $30 per month, 5GB for $50 or 10GB for $80.